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Mon, Jan. 25th, 2010 10:13 am
Neato: the literal video meme

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Wed, Jan. 27th, 2010 09:47 am (UTC)
Re: sheesh

There's a problem for that strain of liberalism which strains away from agency, individual responsibility, and existential arguments. The problem is that those who say that victimhood is structural also tend to want to say that society is a "construct" -- something arbitrary and changeable. This ends up in the suggestion that problems aren't really problems, because the powers that be (or other powers) can change them with a shake of the "construct wand".

Seen from a wider angle, though, the individual / social distinction dissolves. The individual is just a microsite where social constructions play out. This doesn't mean they're easily changed. What's arbitrary can also be binding.


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